Swimsuits
Swimsuit Options & Recommendations
 
Practice Suits
  • Lycra - Practice suits are fit for comfort.  The basic practice suit is made of Lycra (spandex) which is stretchy and form fitted.  Lycra suits come in a brief of jammer for Males, and one piece style for Women.  Lycra suits quickly become stretched out and see through.  Replacement suits should be on hand for that inevitable retirement of your suits. 

  • Endurance - The new line of endurance swimwear from Speedo is designed for increased durability.  The new suits are Lycra mixed with either polyester or nylon.  A small amount of comfort is sacrificed, but will be resistant to stretching

  • Drag Suits - Drag suits are worn to create extra resistance for improved strength.  Drag suits can be worn by both men and women over their practice suits.  They are made with a Nylon mesh that is durable and can last for multiple seasons.  We do not encourage swimmers ages 12 and under to use Drag Suits, additional drag added to improper technique can increase the risk of injury.  Ask your group coach if you or your swimmer should use a drag suit.

  • Beachwear - Beach wear is not appropriate for training, which means no trunks or bikinis!!

 
Competition Suits
  • The Aquablade’s fabric offers lower drag co-efficient and is slicker than skin.  The stripes create a channeling effect to streamline water away from the body. 

  • The Fast Skin II is the most advanced and lowest drag racing swimwear in the world to date. The Technical Suit’s fabric mimics the rough shark denticles to reduce drag in key areas of the body. The fabric compresses the body to stop skin vibration and muscle oscillation to save energy and reduce drag.

  • The Fast Skin PRO, and LZR Racer Pro, and LZR Racer Elite are lightweight Technical Suits.  They are all made with the LZR pulse fabric, a high density microfiber fabric woven from chlorine resistant elastane and ultra fine nylon thread.  This material provides the lowest water absorption rate of any woven fabric.  All of these suits are engineered from body scan data of hundreds of elite International swimmers resulting in an optimum bio mechanic fit.  The LZR Elite stands alone at the top with unique 3D 3-Piece pattern which is engineered to optimize swimmer's shape.

 

What is right for me?

12 and Under

  • Men

    • Practice Suit - Lycra or Endurance/ brief or Jammer

    • Competition Suit – Black Team Aquablade

  • Women

    • Practice Suit –Lycra or Endurance/ One-piece

    • Competition Suit – Black Team Aquablade

 

13 and Over

  • Men

    • Practice Suit - Lycra or Endurance/ brief or Jammer (Drag suit if approved by coach)

    • Competition Suit - Black Team Aquablade

    • State Qualifiers - Aquablade or Fast Skin II

    • Sectional Qualifiers – Fast Skin II, FS PRO, LZR PRO

    • Jr. National Qualifiers – LZR Elite

  • Women

    • Practice Suit - Lycra or Endurance/ One Piece (Drag suit if approved by coach)

    • Competition Suit - Black Team Aquablade

    • State Qualifiers - Aquablade or Fast Skin II

    • Sectional Qualifiers – Fast Skin II, FS PRO, LZR PRO

    • Jr. National Qualifiers – LZR Elite